CHARLTON — A local man was struck and killed while crossing Route 20 on Friday night, according to police.
The victim was Adelard “Del” Mongeon III, a 50-year-old Charlton man. Mr. Mongeon was transported to Harrington Memorial Hospital in Southbridge before being flown by LifeFlight helicopter to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, where he was pronounced dead.
The accident occurred around 8:30 p.m., and The Citizen Chronicle was the first news media outlet to report the accident. The Chronicle first reported the accident at 8:46 p.m. on Friday night. The Chronicle reported the accident occurred as Mr. Mongeon was attempting to cross Worcester Road, Route 20, between Ted’s Package Store and a Gulf gas station and Dunkin’ Donuts. Police said he was hit by a Toyota sedan in the eastbound lane. The vehicle was driven by a female motorist from Charlton who stopped and cooperated with police. That fatal accident occurred in a stretch of Route 20 between traffic lights and with no crosswalk.
Mr. Mongeon is survived by his mother, seven brothers, and three sisters. According to his obituary, Mr. Mongeon worked for many years as an assistant manager for the Worthington Box Factory in Charlton, located just under a quarter-mile from the site of the accident.
The State Police Collision Analysis & Reconstruction Section (C.A.R.S.) was called out and are assisting the Charlton Police with this ongoing investigation.